Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher reflected on the 2022/2023 season as we approach the final matchday of the campaign.
Manchester United need just one more point to confirm their top-four status and secure Champions League football for next season, which will make nights at the Theatre of Dreams even more spectacular.
Form has often faltered throughout the past nine months but ultimately, Erik ten Hag’s first season has been an overall success. If a top-four finish is sealed this week then that, the Carabao Cup victory and the prospect of another trophy in the FA Cup final is a dream start for some managers when taking on a top-flight club in dire need of a rebuild.
However, reinforcements must be sought over the summer transfer window if United want to compete convincingly on all four fronts again.
Neville and Carragher have their say
When considering which clubs are most likely to challenge Manchester City for the title next term, Carragher said (via Football Daily): “I’m going to go Liverpool and Manchester United.
“I think where United don’t look really solid, if they get a couple of attacking players, score more goals, that’s what they need to do.”
Neville weighed in, adding: “The reason I’ve not said United right now is that there’s going to be a lot of turbulence in Manchester in the next four to six weeks in terms of the Glazers – at some point, they’re going to finally make a decision if they get their act together.
“It’s pathetic what they’re doing. At some point, the new owners are going to come in and they’re going to need to get their feet under the table. To then think they’re going to challenge in the first season – it could happen, but I think there’s going to be some turbulence with the recruitment.”
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